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Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...

Inaction on marijuana legalization suits R.I. business groups

PROVIDENCE – If state lawmakers and Gov. Daniel J. McKee can’t find common ground on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use this year, most...
GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted, 21 to 1, to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, on April 6. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

As R.I. cannabis industry grows, so does unionization

As the cannabis industry is poised to expand in Rhode Island, the move to unionize its workers is gaining momentum. The latest example: Workers at...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND is seeking to create a lottery system to grant six new licenses for medical-marijuana dispensaries by May 14. / AP FILE PHOTO

A lot is riding on cannabis license lottery

With Rhode Island poised to issue licenses for six new cannabis dispensaries, some applicants say the selection process will hamper the chances of experienced...
NEW LEADERSHIP: House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, faces a host of challenging issues this year, including a pandemic-induced deficit estimated at up to $500 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic’s effects will dominate 2021 General Assembly session

The landscape has changed dramatically, literally and figuratively, for state lawmakers for what is shaping up to be among the most consequential General Assembly...

Is it time for Rhode Island to legalize adult recreational marijuana...

A year ago, Statehouse Democratic leaders made it clear weeks before lawmakers opened the 2020 legislative session that they were not ready to support...

Marijuana debate needs full airing

Last December, Statehouse Democratic leaders came out against an anticipated proposal from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults. They’d...

Some remain unswayed on marijuana proposal

Legalized recreational marijuana seemed like a long shot when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo proposed it as a revenue generator 10 months ago, but a...
BENJAMIN L. RACKLIFFE, second from right, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Business of Cannabis Summit on Wednesday in Providence. Also on the panel was, from left, Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; and Kristyn Glennon of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN cannabis summit: Legalized recreational pot is only matter of time...

PROVIDENCE – It’s not a matter of whether recreational marijuana will be legalized in Rhode Island, it's a matter of when. That conclusion emerged from...
MEDICINAL USE: Lead grower Elizabeth Keyser explains growing medical marijuana plants with special lighting during a tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Ravena, N.Y., in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

Some Northeast states brace for battle over pot

A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast – it had already passed in three of the...

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